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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: Evolution
Submitted by: Jeff Noll on Dec 19, 2003
Date Last Modified: Dec 19, 2003
Title: How Does Evolution Work?
Description: In this activity, students will take part in an online simulation of classic work performed by John Endler on guppies. The students will collect data, formulate a hypothesis, and run a series of experiments. Students will find out about the interplay between natural selection and sexual selection in a simulated population of guppies.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Team
Topics: natural selection and sexual selection
Course: general biology
Audience: College General Ed, High School
Categories:
Learning Objectives: To help students understand the concept of natural selection.
To help students understand the concept of sexual selection.
To explain to students the interplay between selection factors in a population of guppies.
Text of Learning Exercise: Go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson4/act2.html.

Follow the "procedures" for Activity 2: Flashy Fish.
Additional Information URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson4/4_fish_questions.pdf
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